March 19-23 Policy Watch: Push to Include ACA Marketplace Stabilization in Funding Bill
March 15—Healthcare leaders are renewing their push to include a stabilization measure in a must-pass federal funding bill that is required by the end of next week.
More Health Systems Focusing on Patient Experience
March 14—After years of work, a designer of MRI machines at General Electric was excited to see his cutting edge creation implemented at a hospital.
MACRA Improvements Coming, CMS Official Says
March 13—A series of regulatory changes are coming to the Medicare physician payment system this year, including an effort to ease quality-data reporting by hospital-employed physicians.
Insurer Data Requests Prompt Hospital Policy Overhauls
March 12—As health insurers increasingly get involved in patient care management, they are requesting clinical data on individual patients from hospitals and health systems.
Where Is the Federal Government Going on Value-Based Pay?
March 9—Comments from the leader of federal healthcare policy disparaging the leading value-based payment models and hinting at new directions left some industry analysts confused, but others saw evidence of emerging models.
March 12-16 Policy Watch: Congress to Review Drug Price Controls in Budget
March 8—The Trump administration has begun to put specifics behind its standing priority to reduce the cost of prescription drugs, including in its budget, which will be reviewed by a congressional panel next week.
Will CMS Allow Limits on Medicaid Eligibility?
March 7—Federal officials this week approved the third Medicaid waiver that requires work or other steps by beneficiaries but put off a decision on the key question of limiting eligibility.
How One ACA Insurer Had Its Best Year in 2018
March 6—In a year when individual-market insurance enrollment dipped nationally, the dominant insurer in Florida had its largest enrollment yet.
Azar: Time to Move Value-Based Payment Beyond ACOs, Bundles
March 5—The new leader of healthcare policy for the federal government says it’s time to advance value-based payment efforts beyond accountable care organizations (ACOs) and bundled payment initiatives.
340B Reporting Bill Draws Hospital Worry
March 5—Hospitals are concerned that new transparency legislation will leave the wrong impression about a federal discount drug program that’s come under fire from pharmaceutical companies.